Gartner Research

Finding the Right Consulting or Implementation Provider to Help Your Business Innovate or Go Digital

Published: 10 November 2014

ID: G00269354

Analyst(s): Jim Longwood


Digital business solutions are forcing enterprises toward new and disruptive technology options that rely on unconventional consulting and implementation services. Sourcing managers must speedily assess each provider's credibility and its ability to deliver innovative or digital services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use an Iterative Approach to Assess Provider Innovation and Digital Abilities
  • Recommendations
  • Downselect Providers Using Agile/Smart Evaluation and Selection Approaches Based on Type of Innovation Initiative
    • Downselecting Business Consultants for Business Impact Assessments of Technology Disruptors Like Digital
    • Downselecting IT Strategy Consulting/Implementation Service Providers for "Investigating" and "Trialing" Innovate-Layer/Disruptive Technology Opportunities
  • Recommendation

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